- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Wild horse advocates gathered in Rock Springs to call attention to an ongoing roundup in southern Wyoming.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1vcQckc ) that nine protesters gathered at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse holding facility in Rock Springs on Monday.

The protesters carried signs and used police crime scene tape to call attention to the roundup.

The Friends of Animals group organized the protest. Spokeswoman Edita Birnkrant says the group wanted to protest while the roundups were still occurring.

Wild horse activists have claimed the BLM failed to follow environmental laws in planning to round up about 800 horses. Horse preservation groups have failed in their efforts to stop the roundups in court.

The BLM says the roundups are necessary to protect public lands and private property.


Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

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